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From: MSN NicknameMnMischief  (Original Message)Sent: 1/5/2006 7:27 PM
 

On This Day in History!

Every so often a post will be made telling you about an historical event that happened on this day in history. There is a "member in charge" of entries on this board, but if you have something of historical significance that you'd like to share, please do.

 



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From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 8/16/2007 10:17 PM
Elvis died today 30 years ago,, I was still at the firm im at now! I can remember going to work and seeing some of the girls in our section weeping.I  didnt help by singing "you aint nothing but a dead man "which brought cries of outrage  Im sorry ..I was horrible in those days. I m a much nicer person now, honest

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From: MSN NicknameMnMischiefSent: 8/17/2007 1:29 PM
Donno!   That's like singing "she ain't nothin' but a dead princess!"  Those ladies must have wanted to string you up by your toes! 
 
Course, on the other hand, Elvis had become a characature of himself by the time he died. And the three-ring circus they've made of his life to continue making money off him is shameful. Poor Elvis.

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From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 8/17/2007 4:54 PM
Its not my toes they wanted to hang me by

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From: MSN NicknameSueMac527Sent: 8/17/2007 5:15 PM
I was talking about Elvis last night with my son who informed me that his "mega talent" was lost on him.  I said that as a young kid I had not liked his music at all but loved his movies which were a lot of fun.  Then in the late 60's and on he changed his style and I liked him- In the Ghetto, Suspicious Minds, Always on My Mind.
 
But it did get me thinking of how Elvis and many others died at a time when they were at the peak of their career and thus became immortal.  Others being James Dean, Buddy Holly, Marilyn Munroe.  Had they lived they would not have such status because they would have got old and faded away instead of being preserved forever.

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From: MSN NicknameUSAmeetsUKSent: 8/18/2007 12:59 AM
I always remember the date that Elvis died.  It was my anniversary (first marriage) and we were at Niagara Falls when it came over the radio that Elvis had died.  I didn't know it until last night that Lisa Marie is the one who found him.  How very sad.

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From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 8/18/2007 9:59 AM
I think Elvis was at his best during the 50s  when he was raw and brilliant. My fave Elvis song is "Dont" which alot of people havent heard of and its rarely heard on the radio .Yet its Elvis at his very best . I can do a mean version of it myself!

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From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 9/11/2007 5:52 PM
Its that dreadful date again  9/11 Where and what were you doing when you first heard about what happened?
 I was at work  This female operative Dreena Thompson was craning her ear to something happening on the radio.  I was walking past her and slowed down to hear for myself what it was all about. What shocked me was her glee and she said "serves em right!" When I told her she was evil she said " "Those yanks have been supplying the IRA for years and weve been getting bombed " The next day after seeing the awful scenes on GMTV she had changed her tune.Its still unbelieveable

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From: MSN NicknameMnMischiefSent: 9/30/2007 4:35 PM
Today, September 30, 2007 is the 555th anniversary of the Gutenburg movable type and the beginning of the printing of the Gutenberg Bible.
 
It is also the the 25th anniversary of the invention of the emoticon! First done with symbols from the keyboard... :-)

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From: MSN Nickname→©C♥A♥C©?/nobr>Sent: 10/9/2007 11:00 AM
It would have been John Lennon's 67th birthday today . . .
 
 
He will always live on in our memory ~ Kaz

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From: MSN NicknameDonno774Sent: 10/9/2007 5:53 PM
John's death still chokes me up. They should let Mark Chapman out so someone can rip his head off

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From: MSN NicknameSueMac527Sent: 10/9/2007 6:56 PM
How senseless a murder was that?  And he killed him because he was his "biggest fan"???

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From: MSN Nicknamefilbow666Sent: 12/28/2007 6:57 PM
History, it's a thing of the past, isn't it?

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From: MSN NicknameKaz1949Sent: 4/1/2008 11:55 AM

1918: In Britain, the creation of the Royal Air Force, the RAF, incorporating the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

1960: United States launches its first weather satellite.

 
 

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From: MSN NicknameKazAgainSent: 5/13/2008 10:21 AM
Music History for May 13
 
1842 - Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan was born.

1938 - "When the Saints Go Marching In" was recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.

1954 - "The Pajama Game" made its debut on Broadway in New York City at the St. James Theatre.

1955 - Elvis Presley's performance at Jacksonville,
FL, became the first Presley show at which a riot ensued.

1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his second wife six months after marrying his third wife, Myra.

1966 - The Kinks recorded "Sunny Afternoon."

1970 - Badfinger began recording "No Matter What."

1970 - The Beatles film "Let it Be" premiered in New York.

1971 - Grace Slick smashed her Mercedes into a concrete wall near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

1974 - More than fifty people were hurt when youths started throwing bottles outside a Jackson 5 concert at RFK Stadium in Washington,
DC. 43 people were arrested.

1977 - Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a concert at the Bottom Line.

1977 - Linda Ronstadt denied reports saying she had been offered $1 million to be photographed nude for a Hustler centerfold.

1984 - "The Fantasticks" became the longest-running musical in theatre history with performance number 10,000. The show opened on May 3, 1960.

1985 - Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips were married. They separated in 1989.

1993 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the "The Simpsons." The episode was entitled "Krusty Gets Kancelled."


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